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Turlock defendant admits to sexual abuse of minor

Turlock defendant admits to sexual abuse of minor

Robert Daniel Gomes

POSTED August 21, 2014 8:43 p.m.

A Turlock man has changed his plea to guilty on multiple charges of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Robert Daniel Gomes, 34, entered guilty pleas to eight felony counts of sexual abuse, including continuous sexual abuse of a child, sodomy, oral copulation, and unlawful sexual intercourse on Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

Gomes was accused of assaulting a 13-year-old girl over a three year period while he was dating her mother. The victim reported the abuse when she was 16 years old.

Gomes’ guilty plea is not part of a plea deal. He could be facing up to 20 years behind bars for the multiple felony counts.

Gomes is currently free on bail. He returns to court Sept. 23 for a motion to have his bail revoked. His remaining free until his sentencing was a condition of him entering his guilty plea.

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